If we've learnt anything from recent COVID-19 lockdowns it is the power of a picnic to brighten the mood! Whether you're cuddling up with a date as the sun sets, spending a family day by the water or getting a gang of friends back together with some drinks in the shade, never underestimate the simple pleasure of the great outdoors and spending time with the ones you love. To help you plan your next picnic we've put together a list of the most picturesque picnic spots from all around the United States. Grab one of our bestselling picnic baskets or sets while you're here and you'll be ready to go. All that's left to do now is stock up on your favourite picnic foods and decide who you're sharing them with!
New York, Central Park, Manhattan
Featured in multiple movies, Central Park is the most iconic picnic spot in New York, if not the world. The massive green oasis in the middle of the city is full of secret spots which are perfect for having a bite to eat, a refreshing drink or a snack. One of our favourite locations is East Meadow near Fifth Avenue. Whether you are looking for a family friendly spot or a scenic location to enjoy with a date, this little green patch boats a beautiful lawn for all to enjoy. PRO TIP: Pack a SUNNYLiFE natural travel cheese set in your tote bag and grab some delicacies from a local deli or bakery to make the most of the beautiful surroundings!
Texas, Ladybird Lake, Austin
Find yourself a shady spot amongst the trees by the bank of Austin's beautiful Ladybird lake, a resovoir off of the colorado River which runs through the centre of the city. The green foliage by the edge of the water will provide shade from the heat while you set up a picnic blanket and a spread of your favourite foods. Bring one of our travel size game sets with you to play after lunch or hire a kyak and take yourself for a paddle down stream!
California, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Golden Gate Park in San Francisco is one of the most famous green spaces in North America, being the third most visited city park in the United States. One of the most beautiful spots in the sprawling park is Stow Lake. Set up your picnic by the edge of the lake and enjoy the company of friends with a drink and a nibble. We recommend you bring SUNNYLiFE's Round Natural Cooler Basket with you to keep the drinks and snacks cool all day long. The basket also features a removable cheeseboard which is perfect to accompany the romantic view of paddleboats drifting through the water at sunset. Cheers to picnic season!
Colorado, Red Rocks Park, Morrison
Red Rocks Park in Colorado is an epic picnic location like no other. If you are after something really different, look no further than the towering red rocks and desert landscape to take your breath away. The Ampitheatre is frequently home to concerts and performances, but on an ordinary day it's also an amazing location for a day trip and a picnic. Take a seat on the steps of the ampithetre with someone special and enjoy the view!
Florida, Oleta River State Park, Miami
Located only half an hour from downtown Miami, the Oleta River State Park is an oasis on the stunning Oleta River. The Park is ideal for fun family activities such as bike rides and paddleboarding. If you're looking for a unique date idea, we suggest bringing the Small Natural Picnic Basket with lunch packed for two. You can find a private spot by the gorgeous, tree covered bank of the river and share each others company over a glass of wine. P.S. This picnic basket comes with a corkscrew!